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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Monetization Report

Call of Duty changes things up more than any game in the series has for a while. Black Ops 4 will be the first game in the popular shooter series to not include…

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Fallout 76 Atomic Shop Lets Players Buy Cosmetic Items With Real Money

Bethesda has released some details regarding the Atomic Shop microtransaction system in its upcoming online survival RPG Fallout 76. The Atomic Shop will allow players to purchase cosmetic items using the…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Black Market Revealed

The Black Market is available on PlayStation 4 for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. The in-game store is available first on PS4 and seven days later on Xbox One and…

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Monster Hunter World Adding Paid Character Appearance Do-Over Tickets In Spring

Players of Monster Hunter World will be able to change their character’s appearance via paid “Hunter Grooming Tickets” in spring, Capcom has announced. This feature was revealed during Capcom’s March 14th Spring…

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ESRB to Add “In-Game Purchases” Label onto Physical Games

Last year, the conversation around loot boxes reached fever-pitch, with several high-profile controversies making headlines around the world. Many countries were forced to debate whether or not the items could…

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Hawaii Proposes Bills to Regulate Games with Loot Boxes

Toward the end of last year, Hawaii state representative Chris Lee started laying the groundwork for taking legislative action against video games that offer loot boxes for sale. Now the…

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Metal Gear Survive Comes with Microtransactions; Constant Connection Needed

Konami has revealed more details about their upcoming survival adventure game, Metal Gear Survive. A report by Gamespot – who recently had a preview session with the game – detailed…

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Hawaii Legislator Reveals Next Steps to Tackle Loot Boxes

It’s no secret that loot boxes have been under fire recently, and a Hawaiian lawmaker has laid out the next steps necessary to make microtransaction regulation a part of the…

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PC & Console Microtransactions Revenue Has Doubled Since 2012

PC & Console microtransactions revenue has doubled since 2012 according to Superdata, a provider of market intelligence relating to video games. While the furor from the Star Wars Battlefront II microtransactions controversy…

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[Updated] Belgian Gaming Commission Believes Loot Boxes Are Gambling

Update: According to RTBF, the Belgian Gambling Commission has not made a final decision or statement on gambling in regards to loot boxes in Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Overwatch.…

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